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    A NEW NAVAL AIR BASE, BEING BUILT BY THE UNITED STATES AT A COST APPROACHING 12-MILLION U.

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    Background: A NEW NAVAL AIR BASE, BEING BUILT BY THE UNITED STATES AT A COST APPROACHING 12-MILLION U.S. DOLLARS, IS TAKING SHAPE AT SATTAHIP, ON A SMALL PENINSULA. SOUTH OF THE THAILAND CAPITAL, BANGKOK.

    THE NEW AIR BASE IS PART OF THE U.S./THAI MILITARY PROGRAMME, WORTH MORE THAN 40-MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.

    THE AIR STATION WILL BE USED MAINLY FOR TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT.

    IT WILL BE BUILT TO HANDLE LARGE JET AIRCRAFT, AND ITS INSTALLATIONS WILL INCLUDE 70 AMMUNITION BUNKERS.

    THE STATION IS A MAJOR FEAT OF ENGINEERING. PIERS HAVE HAD TO BE SUNK TO CARRY RUNWAYS FROM THE LAND OVER THE WATER.

    THE NEW AIRBASE WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SECURITY TO THE THAI NAVY DURING ITS PATROLS ALONG 1,500 MILES (2,400 KMS) COAST LINE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAWIULGKVSCTWQQZOOCGG05YE3
    Media URN:
    VLVAAWIULGKVSCTWQQZOOCGG05YE3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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